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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Address: 5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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+1 813-621-1669

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Best Sunday lunch spot

You have to visit the Thai Temple! Not only is the food authentic and yummy, the scenery and location is gorgeous. Bring cash and check out the plants for sale. We bought a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Caitlin J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to visit the Thai Temple! Not only is the food authentic and yummy, the scenery and location is gorgeous. Bring cash and check out the plants for sale. We bought a pitcher plant that eats flies over a year ago, and it's still going strong! We visit often!

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in Japan for three years and traveled to SE Asia on a few occasions. This was just the trip if you miss your days in Thailand, Cambodia, or Vietnam. Great good and picnic area.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check this out if you are in Tampa on a Sunday morning. Excellent food for inexpensive prices, gorgeous grounds, and a unique experience. Get there early!

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a once in a lifetime find in the a place I never imagined. Our visit was wonderful and we were very welcomed. The Temple is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. The minute you arrive you feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over you.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was my first visit to the temple. My daughter said that it was a 'must' visit to buy the soup and other foods and to walk around the beautiful property. I was not disappointed. To experience Thai food, that was made really well and inexpensive, it is a win win. The soup is especially good and the line waiting... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great place to go to for an interesting Sunday morning brunch. See a Buddhist temple, have noodle soup and other asian foods, and shop an orchid market. Nice peaceful setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Must go between 10 am and noon on a Sunday for the best Thai food in the area. Volunteers cook and serve Thai delicasies for a moderate price. You go through a line and make your selections. They are prepared and served and there are about 500 seats at tables along the river. Really relaxing atmosphere. Even better on Festival... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I always enjoy coming to the Temple on Sundays. There is a peace and tranquility here. In addition, their Sunday food market is amazing and always a great treat.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have eaten here often. The temple is located on the Palm river. It can get very crowded, try to arrive as early as possible. Check out their web site to help identify many of the dishes served. Many visitors buy enough to take home to enjoy later. It 's a good idea to walk the entire area before making... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my guy went to check it out since we like culture. The door was locked and women can not go through the back door but they can through front. Must take shoes off. People were friendly. The temple was unique and lovely. We didn't go for a time of prayer but I would like to go back during... More 

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